Where Have I Been

Hey guys, it’s been way too long since I’ve written a blog post, let alone published one. So let’s have a conversation on where my heads at, where I’ve been, and what’s next for me.

First, 2020 has been a rollercoaster and it’s been hard to find motivation to talk about anything. I’ve rediscovered my love of reading, which may be evidenced by my starting a podcast about well, books. I’ve spending a lot of time with books of all kinds both in physical and audiobook format. I think talking about things like skincare and hair have felt a bit shallow in the midst of a pandemic, political protests, etc but I also think as a black woman I understand the need for escapism more than anything. The problem is, I also don’t always have the emotional bandwidth to provide that escape, hence my absence.

So that’s why I haven’t been blogging as often or as consistently. But, I want to change that. I really do enjoy running this blog it’s a fun hobby for me. Gives me somewhere new to place my mind, but I do think the direction I take has to change.

I also have been struggling with where to take this blog in my post-grad life. I’d hoped to do the whole working girl thing but it doesn’t feel like me, and also I work from home all the time now so any advice I’d learned in my first year is currently getting reworked. So where does that leave us?

We’re going to figure out where Diary of Simply Syd is headed together. I’m going to promise to write more consistently but please let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see. I made this blog as a place where young women, particularly black young women could come and I plan to stick to that goal, even if the approach is changing.

So let me know in the comments, is there anything you’d like to see next?

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